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Maree Oranmore mourns tragic loss of talented local sportsman

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The community of Oranmore has been stunned by the death of talented young sportsman Donal (Donie) Greene.

Billy Quinn RIP - a great Galwegian clubman

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The rugby community in Galway is mourning the death this week of former Galwegians captain and coach and Connacht player, Billy Quinn, after a long and brave battle against illness.

Jimmy Magee - different class

IRELAND’S FOREMOST sports broadcaster, ‘the memory man’, and is coming to the Town Hall Theatre to share a lifetime of sporting memories.

Iconic cyclist Sean Kelly to speak in Mullingar

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One of the greatest figures in Irish sport will be in Mullingar next week when the Lakeside Wheelers host an interview with cyclist Sean Kelly on Friday March 22.

His light will never go out

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Eamonn Deacy's light will never go out. Craving the game rather than the glory, Eamonn is above cringing at the thought of an Aston Villa selection coming to Terryland Park for a celebration of his rich contribution to all things Galway.

Gort hurler dies while training in London

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London GAA is in shock after a young player, Cathal Forde, died while training with Kilburn Gaels in the city this week.

The classic pairing promises a great final

Didn’t the summer slip by so quickly? What summer? I hear you ask. But here we are again at All- Ireland final weekend and the majority of us are still hoping for an Indian summer. Alas, it does not much look like it is coming our way now. But, we have the football All Ireland to look forward to and, this year in particular, it brings the promise of its own ray of sunshine. This final has definitely tickled the imagination of all GAA followers. The Dubs are back. But are they? Time will tell of course. As with every year the hunt for tickets is on in earnest and, also, as with other years, they are again at a premium like the proverbial ‘hen’s teeth’. Indeed it will be felt even more intensely this year as the pairing of Dublin/Kerry attracts far more neutrals than any other possible pairing. Every year, I get more than a few calls from family, cousins, friends, acquaintances, and occasionally from people I have never met in my life all looking for a ticket for the final. As this is the first Kerry/Dublin decider since 1985 it is a major box office draw. I have heard it suggested many times that participating counties should get the bulk of the tickets for finals. While there is a strong argument for that it would be wrong to deny genuine lovers of Gaelic football the opportunity of being at HQ for the highlight of the year.

Fines of €50 headed up over drink driving

Fines of €50 were handed down to a number of people who pleaded guilty to drink driving at the recent sitting of Mullingar District Court.

Where to now and who to blame?

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I travelled to Pearse Park, Longford, last Saturday, not quite sure what to expect. It was awful stuff, arguably as bad as I have witnessed from any Mayo team at this level. It is difficult to apportion blame to any single individual. There is a collective responsibility on everyone involved to shoulder some blame for the embarrassing display. The team definitely looked demoralised, in some cases disinterested, with a few others clearly not physically fit enough to play and win at this level. However despite this I did send a text to a number of people at half time suggesting that Mayo would probably win the match, not because we were playing any better than our opposition, but because Longford were dreadful.

Seán Kelly opens new NUIG sports centre

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One of Ireland’s greatest ever sportsman Seán Kelly was on hand Friday to officially open the new state of the art sports centre at NUI Galway.

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